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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection - Open Libraries

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represented as well.

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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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favorite 3
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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eye 1,907
favorite 14
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Ben Carson
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eye 1,555
favorite 15
comment 0
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
texts
eye 1,258
favorite 11
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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favorite 23
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Topic: Fantasy
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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eye 844
favorite 0
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Williams, Michael
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favorite 2
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Summary, Hoping to earn the money to get his brother out of prison, Seraki joins the cast of a musical written to express rage at conditions in their South African township and travels to perform it in New York
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Topics: Theater, Blacks
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eye 634
favorite 8
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"Year 3"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization), Schools,...
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by Stine, R. L
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eye 625
favorite 9
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"An Archway paperback."
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Topics: Paranormal fiction, Horror stories, Paranormal fiction
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by Levy, Elizabeth, 1942-; Gerstein, Mordicai
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favorite 2
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Gwen and Jill determine to win the weekly sandcastle contest on the beach but something always seems to go wrong
Topics: Seashore, Seashore
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by Enzensberger, Hans Magnus; Berner, Rotraut Susanne, ill
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favorite 6
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Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams
Topics: Mathematics, Numbers, Natural, Dreams
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by Roderus, Frank, 1942-
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favorite 2
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208 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Cowboys -- Juvenile fiction, Cattle drives -- Juvenile fiction, Cowboys -- Fiction, Cattle drives,...
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by Norwood, David, English Grandmaster; Watts, Lisa
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favorite 7
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Includes index
Topics: Indoor games, Games & Activities - Puzzles, Juvenile Nonfiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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eye 559
favorite 9
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"Year 1"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization), Schools,...
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by Wepman, Dennis; Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 108) and index
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Heads of state, Heads of state
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by Pratt, Paula Bryant, 1959-
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favorite 5
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-106) and index
Topics: Architecture, Architecture
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by Gerstein, Mordicai
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eye 523
favorite 1
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A herd of hungry ducks, along with two geese, become completely lost while trying to find their way home for dinner. Each bird is of a different color
Topics: Ducks, Geese, Color, Ducks
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favorite 3
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The runaway -- An angel named Ms. Gold -- The trial -- New beginnings -- Adrift -- The defiant one -- Mother's love -- Estranged -- Coming around -- Break away
Topics: Pelzer, David J, Abused children, Children of alcoholics, Abusive mothers, Family violence, Foster...
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by Stine, R. L; Stine, R. L. Goosebumps
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favorite 3
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"Three scary Goosebumps stories in one volume!"
Topics: Puppets, Horror stories
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by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957; Williams, Garth, illustrator
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favorite 5
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Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers
Topics: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Frontier and pioneer life,...
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by Matas, Carol, 1949-
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Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Concentration camps, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs,...
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by Pearce, Philippa; Einzig, Susan, illustrator
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favorite 7
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Tom prowls through his relative's home at night, discovers a Victorian garden where non exists in the day, and there he meets Hatty
Topic: Fantasy
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Liberation army dancer -- Destroy the four olds! -- Writing Da-zi-bao -- Red successors -- Graduation -- Sound of drums and gongs -- Propaganda wall -- Search in passing -- Fate -- Junior high school at last -- Locked up -- Educable child -- Half-city Jiangs -- Class eduction exhibition -- Rice harvest -- Incriminating letter -- Sweeping -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Topics: Jiang, Ji-li, Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976), Jiang, Ji-li, Cultural Revolution (China :...
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by O'Brien, Robert C; Bernstein, Zena, illustrator; Zena Bernstein
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favorite 6
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790
Topics: Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats
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by Showers, Paul; Barton, Harriett, ill
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favorite 2
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Introduces the muscles of the human body and describes how they enable the parts of the body to move
Topics: Muscles, Muscles, Motor learning
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by Anonymous teenager; Sparks, Beatrice
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favorite 3
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Topics: AIDS (Disease) in adolescence, Teenage girls, AIDS (Disease)
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favorite 2
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 90-94) and index
Topics: Manic-depressive illness, Manic-depressive illness, Mental illness
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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favorite 0
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Babysitters Club (Imaginary organization), Weddings
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texts
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favorite 5
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Topic: Fairy tales
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by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957; Williams, Garth, illustrator
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favorite 6
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Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder
Topics: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Frontier and pioneer life, Families, Teachers, Courtship,...
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favorite 2
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"A Del Rey book."
Topics: Shannara (Imaginary place), Elves, Fantasy
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by Nottingham, Ted; Lawrence, Al; Wade, Robert Graham
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favorite 4
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Includes index
Topics: Chess for children, Chess problems, Chess, Chess problems, Chess, Chess for children, Chess problems
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by Roald Dahl
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favorite 1
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Topic: Humorous stories
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by Dk Publishing Book
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favorite 1
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A simple introduction to the many aspects of Christmas, including Christmas trees, tree and house decorations, the Nativity, Santa Claus, presents, and more
Topics: Christmas, Christmas
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by Louis Sachar
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favorite 1
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Topics: Show-and-tell presentations -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Humorous stories
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by E. B. White
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An Apple paperback
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Brothers and sisters
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by Van Allsburg, Chris
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When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their former safety
Topics: Ants, Ants
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by Anonymous
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favorite 3
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" ... taken from 'White rabbit, ' written by Grace Slick. Copyright 1967, Irving Music, Inc. ..."
Topics: Drug abuse, Diaries, Diaries, Drug abuse
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favorite 2
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Includes index
Topics: Sex instruction for children, Sex instruction for teenagers, Hygiene, Sexual
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by Atwater, Richard; Atwater, Florence; Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957, ill
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favorite 8
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Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1938
Topics: Penguins, Humorous stories, Penguins, Humorous stories
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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favorite 5
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The fellowship of the ring -- The two towers -- The return of the king
Topics: Baggins, Frodo, Baggins, Frodo, Middle Earth (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction, English, Fantasy...
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by Keene, Carolyn
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favorite 1
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Nancy Drew tackles a mystery professional detectives failed to solve--finding a valuable centuries-old message in a hollow oak tree in Illinois
Topic: Mystery and detective stories
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by Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin, ill
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A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together
Topic: Fathers and sons
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by Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Sendak, Maurice
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favorite 6
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Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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favorite 2
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"An Apple paperback."
Topic: Quakers
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by Katz, William Loren
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favorite 13
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Originally published: New York : Atheneum, 1986
Topics: African Americans, Indians of North America, African Americans, African Americans, Indians of North...
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eye 388
favorite 3
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Topics: Crickets -- Juvenile fiction, Cats -- Juvenile fiction, Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Times Square (New...
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by P. L. Travers
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favorite 4
comment 1
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Topics: Fantasy., Poppins, Mary (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction., Magic -- Juvenile fiction.,...
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by Van Zandt, Eleanor
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A general history and overview of architecture from the Egyptian pyramids to contemporary forms. Discusses Oriental, Islamic, and pre-Columbian architecture as well as European and later styles that developed in the United States
Topics: Architecture, Architecture
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by James Marshall
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favorite 2
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Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
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by Vigna, Judith
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When the police bring home Paul's sister Tina, who was found taking drugs in the park, a nightmare begins for the family, and Paul's new friendship with Jose and his plans for soccer camp both seem lost
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Drug abuse, Brothers and sisters, Drug abuse, Brothers and sisters
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Flower fairies of the spring -- Flower fairies of the summer -- Flower fairies of the autumn -- Flower fairies of the winter -- Flower fairies of the garden -- Flower fairies of the trees -- Flower fairies of the wayside -- Flower fairy alphabet -- Old rhymes for all times -- Fairy necklaces
Topics: Fairy poetry, English, Flowers, Children's poetry, English, English poetry
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by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
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Topics: Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictitious character), Eeyore (Fictitious character), Tigger (Fictitious...
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In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. In a diary format, this novel chronicles the hardships that pioneers endured during a trip west on the Oregon Trail
Topics: Overland journeys to the Pacific, Frontier and pioneer life, Diaries
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by Marsden, John, 1950-
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"Originally published 1993 ... Australia"--Title page verso
Topics: Survival, War stories, War, War, Survival, War stories
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Contains short stories, extracts from longer fiction, rhymes, and memoirs, as well as unpublished poetry and letters
Topic: Children's literature, English
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by Speare, Elizabeth George
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When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate. Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this story tells of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Jesus Christ
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by Seuss, Dr
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favorite 4
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A collection of nonsensical tongue twisters
Topics: Tongue twisters, Tongue twisters
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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favorite 2
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Topics: Juvenile delinquency, Homeless persons, Friendship, Buried treasure, Juvenile delinquency, Homeless...
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by Michael Ende
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eye 371
favorite 8
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Topic: Fantasy.
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eye 367
favorite 2
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Cisneros, Sandra
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Originally published in 1985, and republished to coincide with the release of Cisneros' new book, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, this is the stunning debut noveld in a series of vignettes, it is the story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago
Topics: Mexican Americans, Girls, Mexican Americans, Short stories
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by Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
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The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school
Topics: Death, High schools, Schools, African Americans, Death, High schools, Schools, Afro-Americans
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by Cormier, Robert
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eye 363
favorite 3
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Best books for young adults, 1999
Topics: Heroes, Revenge, World War, 1939-1945, Betrayal, Disfigured men, Eighteen-year-old men, Forties...
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by Anne McCaffrey
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eye 362
favorite 2
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Topics: Pern (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile fiction, Dragons -- Juvenile fiction, Science fiction
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by John, Laurie; Pascal, Francine
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eye 361
favorite 1
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"YA novel"--Spine
Topics: Twins, Fiction, Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12), Social...
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eye 355
favorite 1
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Eleven-year-old Mallory finds a real challenge in babysitting for the troublesome Arnold twins
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by Jones, Terry, 1942-; Foreman, Michael, 1938- ill
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Nicobobinus and his friend Rosie go in search of the Land of Dragons and find more adventure than they'd bargained for
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Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy
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by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
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The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned, and her lover Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, decide they will marry and return to Haiti at the end of the cane season. However, hostilities toward Haitian laborers find a vitriolic spokesman in the ultra nationalist Generalissimo Trujillo who...
Topics: Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, 1891-1961, Massacres, Haitians, Women household employees,...
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by Mary Balogh
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eye 351
favorite 1
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Topics: Modern fiction, Romance - Regency, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Regency, Fiction / Romance...
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by Wilson Rawls
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favorite 2
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Topics: Large type books, Hounds -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Large type books, Ozark Mountains -- Fiction
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eye 349
favorite 2
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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favorite 0
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Babysitters, Sisters, Stepfamilies, Clubs, Babysitters, Sisters, Girls